Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS (MARS)
For the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy, the European Commission needs timely information on the agricultural production to be expected in the current season. This is a main concern of the MARS-project (Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS) of the AGRI4CAST and FOODSEC units of the Directorate General Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission in Ispra (Italy). Available products include: Graphs and maps of weather indicators based on observations and numerical weather models Graphs and maps of crop indicators based on agro-meteorological models Graphs and maps of vegetation indices and cumulated dry matter based on remote sensing images
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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